Brand: Elizabethan (EAP)
Category:Mid High Fidelity (most Japanese recorders fall into this category)
Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Release dates:1965 - 1968
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 4 dB): 7½ ips: 60Hz - 14kHz
Wow and Flutter:(not greater than) 0.15% at 7½, 0.25% at 3¾
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:40 dB unweighted
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This fully transistorised quarter-track stereo, 3-speed recorder was aimed at the higher end of the consumer market and utilised the Magnavox Studiomatic tape deck.
Features included channel selector switches, sound with sound, sound on sound, twin 8″ x 5″ elliptical speakers in detachable cabinets, twin VU meters and three watts per channel amplifiers (which could be used in ‘straight-through’ mode for public address). Up to 7″ inch reels could be accommodated.
Price when new: £78 5s (UK)
Bias frequency: 80 kHz / Distortion: 5% at full volume / Rewind speed: 2 minutes for 1200ft / Audio output power: 3 watts per channel / Inputs: microphone, radio / Outputs: external speakers / Speaker(s): two 8 x 5 ” elliptical speakers in detachable cabinets / Dimensions: 25 x 16 x 9″ (635 x 406 x 228.5 mm) / Weight: 40 lbs (18.2 kg) / quarter-track stereo